Futures data

Get real-time and historical futures data.
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40+ trading venues

Easy access with a single, unified API.

1.4+ million instruments

Tick data, full order book, and more.

Over 10 PB coverage

Raw and normalized market data.

Flexible pricing

Only pay for what you use, or get unlimited access with flat-rate pricing.

Direct from source

Sourced from direct feeds at our Equinix NY4 and Aurora I colos.

Self-service onboarding

Skip the sales call. Access your first dataset in as little as 3 minutes.

List of supported venues

Databento is a licensed distributor and direct provider of market data for 40+ trading venues. See all supported venues ->


The primary feed for CME futures

CME Globex MDP 3.0

3,520 products

The primary data feed for all CME instruments. Provides full order book, daily statistics, reference data, and more.

Futures · Options

North America

Since 2017

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  • CME


  • CBOT


  • ICE Futures Europe

  • ICE Endex

  • Eurex

    Coming soon

  • CFE

    Coming soon

Modern futures data APIs built for top financial institutions

Databento works with any language through our APIs. We also provide client libraries for Python, Rust, and C++.


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Simple workflows for futures trading

Nanosecond timestamps

The only normalized market data solution to provide up to four timestamps for every event, with sub-microsecond accuracy across venues.

Low latency

Full order book

All buy and sell orders at every price level. Get each trade tick-by-tick and order queue composition at all prices.

Multiple venues in one

Smart symbology

Handle rollovers and expirations with continuous contracts. Get every contract month with parent symbology.

Smart symboloy

Customize your data

Select symbols, format, encoding, and delivery. Get any range by the nanosecond.

Read our API reference and user guides

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Our datasets support multiple formats, including order book, tick data, bar aggregates, and more. View all supported schemas ->

  • mbo

    Market by order, full order book, L3.

  • mbp-10

    Market by price, market depth, L2.

  • mbp-1

    Top of book, trades and quotes, L1.

  • tbbo

    Top of book, sampled in trade space.

  • trades

    Tick-by-tick trades, last sale.

  • ohlcv-n

    Aggregates per second, minute, hour, or day.

  • definition

    Point-in-time instrument definitions.

  • imbalance

    Auction imbalance, order imbalance.

  • statistics

    Intraday and end-of-day trading statistics, static data.


Examples of frequently used data fields. Each schema is represented as a collection of fields. View all supported fields by schema ->

  • publisher_id

    The publisher ID assigned by Databento, which denotes the dataset and venue.

  • instrument_id

    The numeric instrument ID.

  • order_id

    The order ID assigned at the venue.

  • ts_event

    The matching-engine-received timestamp expressed as the number of nanoseconds since the UNIX epoch.

  • ts_recv

    The capture-server-received timestamp expressed as the number of nanoseconds since the UNIX epoch.

  • ts_in_delta

    The matching-engine-sending timestamp expressed as the number of nanoseconds before ts_recv

  • price

    The order price where every 1 unit corresponds to 1e-9, i.e. 1/1,000,000,000 or 0.000000001.

  • action

    The event action. Can be Add, Cancel, Modify, cleaR book, Trade, or Fill.

  • size

    The order quantity.

  • flags

    A combination of packet end with matching engine status.

  • expiration

    The last eligible trade time expressed as a number of nanoseconds since the UNIX epoch.

  • strike_price

    The exercise price if the instrument is an option. Converted to units of 1e-9, i.e. 1/1,000,000,000 or 0.000000001.

API methods

Examples of popular API methods. Our APIs are organized into four categories: metadata, timeseries, symbology, and batch download. View all supported API methods ->

  • metadata

    Get dataset range

    Get the available date range for a dataset.

  • metadata

    List publishers

    List all our dataset publishers.

  • metadata

    List datasets

    List all our available dataset names.

  • metadata

    List schemas

    List all available market data schemas for a dataset.

  • metadata

    Get cost

    Get the dollars for a historical streaming or batch download request.

  • timeseries

    Get range

    Stream time series data using our Historical API.

  • symbology


    Resolve a list of symbols into their exchange specific identifier.

  • batch


    Download a completed batch job.

  • batch

    Submit job

    Submit a large data request to our batch system for download.

Sampling frequencies

All datasets provide full flexibility and the ability to customize sampling resolution.

  • Every book update

    Every order execution, add, cancel, replace, book snapshot, and more. By the nanosecond.

  • Tick-by-tick

    Every trade and quote. By the nanosecond.

  • 1 second

    Subsampled BBO, last sale, and OHLCV aggregates by the second.

  • 1 minute

    Subsampled BBO, last sale, and OHLCV aggregates by the minute.

  • Hourly

    OHLCV aggregates by the hour.

  • Daily

    Daily market statistics, indicative opening and closing prices, OHLCV aggregates, and more.

What our users are saying

"The pay as you go model is brilliant."

Tom Brearley

Big 4 accounting firm

"With standardized schemas and automated paperwork, Databento has taken the friction out of onboarding live market data."

David Matsumura, Quantitative Developer

Patronus Capital

"This is arguably the best data source that’s out there right now. It has the simplicity of yfinance, with the coverage of essentially every option."

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"Pricing is forward, the data quality is reliable, and the support is incredible."

Greg Harris, Senior Quantitative Researcher

Fenrir LLC

"We stubbed-out a simulator in only a hundred lines of code using the Python API and got going the same day."

Vasily Andreev, CEO & Co-Founder

Temple Capital

"The documentation is awesome. It's easy to read, clean, and modern."

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Global quant hedge fund, $50+B AUM

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"The platform and APIs are a big upgrade over other legacy providers."

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Energy Aspects

"Databento offers the most streamlined path to a production-ready integration."

Taylor Korf, EVP Research & Development

Neuravest Research Inc.

"Finally, a vendor that knows what they are doing because they occupied the same seat as their target customers."

Paul Aston, Founder

Tixall Global Advisors, LLC

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